Thursday, May 12, 2022
Acimall announces that 2021 was really positive as the wood and furniture industry experienced brilliant response. And Acimall recorded a production amounted to 2,530 million euro, up by 36.9 percent compared to 2020, a year we would like to forget for many reasons, not only economic, and by 11.6 percent versus 2019 in the Italian manufacturers of wood and furniture technology.
Excellent results also for export, reaching 1,740 million euro (plus 30.8 percent over 2020; plus 10.1 percent over 2019), with a domestic market showing signs of liveliness (790 million euro, up by 52.5 percent over 2020 and 15.1 percent over 2019). Import also increased, reaching 244 million euro, 59.4 percent more than 2020 and 21.4 percent more than 2019.
According to tradition, driven by the strong propensity to export of Italian companies, the trade balance was also positive, with a value of 1,496 million euro (plus 27.1 percent over 2020, plus 8.5 percent over 2019).Apparent consumption also increased:1,034 million euro, up by 54.1 percent over 2020 and 16.5 percent over 2019.
“The 2021 figures speak for themselves, showing that the technology industry has emerged from two difficult years, going back to pre-Covid levels”, said Dario Corbetta, Acimall director.“State incentives have certainly played a key role, but they have not “altered” the market trend: the growth we are seeing now is not only driven by incentives (which have basically caused a concentration of investment decisions in a narrow timeframe), but also by a significant market rally that has brought business back to its normal development patterns”.
“So, we want to reassure those who fear that the current trend is “doped” by the incentives, and once this window of opportunity has closed, we will have to face a period of stagnating demand”, Corbetta continued. “Such belief is supported by the economic figures of the early months of 2022, which clearly indicate a structural expansion of our industry, which is going to last”.
“We are now looking forward to Xylexpo next October – Dario Corbetta concluded – which will be a great opportunity to check the health of our industry and the trend of international trade flows”.